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‘Dynasty’ Scores Full Season Order at The CW

Dynasty” has been picked up for a full season at The CW, the network announced Wednesday.

A modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap, the series centers on the powerful Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals and threats, and even each other. It stars Elizabeth Gillies,, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, and Rafael de la Fuente, with Alan Dale, and Grant Show.

Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, and Brad Silberling executive produce, along with Esther and Richard Shapiro, the creators of the original “Dynasty.” CBS Television Studios produces in association with Fake Empire.

“Dynasty” airs Wednesday nights after The CW’s popular series “Riverdale.” After airing four episodes, it currently averages a 0.26 rating in adults 18-49 and 0.91 million viewers per episode. That puts its a notch above fellow freshman CW drama “Valor” in the key demo, with the latter show currently averaging a 0.24 and 1 million viewers per episode.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in August, the CW president Mark Pedowitz said that “Dynasty” is meant to help the network grow the female share of its audience after years of pushing for a male skew with superhero action series such as “The Flash” and “Arrow.” “We’re losing ‘Vampire Diaries,’ we’re losing ‘Reign,’” Pedowitz said. “We want to keep more women watching us. ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Riverdale’ does that.”

To that end, the network has put several female-led projects into development already this season. Among those are: “Valiant,” based on the novel about a female gladiator by Lesley Livingston; “The She Word,” which tackles gender discrimination in the workplace and hails from former “Agent Carter” writer and co-executive producer Andi Bushell; the Gina Rodriguez-produced “Femme,” which follows four women who meet in a secret online feminist group; and a series that will focus on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, based on the Archie Comics series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

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